Dali and the Cocky Prince Episodes 9-10 Bring the Requite Confession, Kiss, and Also Plenty of Cute OTP Moments

KBS rom-com drama Dali and the Cocky Prince (Dal Ri and Gamjatang) has turned into the opposite of SBS drama Lovers of the Red Sky, and I’m not talking about the genres. It feels comparable solely because I am watching both intently and this week both hit the farthest ends of opposite spectrums – Red Sky fell off a cliff in stupidity and Dali hit new highs in smart plotting and incredibly mature relationship progression and discussion. I’ll try to make this post as fun as the Red Sky one, but it’ll be hard because I just want to swoon over Moo Hak (who taught this boy to be so emotionally whip smart?) and applaud Dali’s forthrightness (and I thought her kiss of Moo Hak at the gallery was forward, she takes that one level up here hahaha!). Episodes 9-10 have been the highlight of my interminable week, and the gems are in the dialogue and actions between Moo Hak and Dali. He openly talks about how he likes her, and she admits she’s fearful of loving again thanks to what Tae Jin did to her, and he accepts that and won’t rush her. He’s just happy she doesn’t find him uncouth and uncultured, and dude Moo Hak she may actually like you more because you’re not so polished lol. I so over Tae Jin’s passive-aggressive baiting for Moo Hak and proud of my boy for always standing up and giving it right back but always being the better man in the way he talks to Tae Jin. That Tae Jin is the Big Bad behind the scenes isn’t surprising I just need to know why he dumped Dali 5 years ago and whether this is all to get her back, because if so dude whatever you plotted led to the death of her dad (directly or inadvertently) so you better be ready to pay penance for the rest of your life while wuri perfectly matched Dali and Moo Hak live happily ever after.

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Dali and the Cocky Prince Bursts into Perfect Rom-com Progression and Tension in Episodes 7-8 as the Love Triangle Clicks into Place

I’ll preface this post by saying it’s going to be long (I have a lot to say) and that I LOVE THIS DRAMA!!! thank you very much. KBS Wed-Thurs rom-com Dali and the Cocky Prince (Dal Ri and Gamjatang) rounded … Continue reading

Episodes 3-4 of Dali and the Cocky Prince Rise in Ratings to 5% Range as the Drama Continues to Balance Lovely Rom-com Development with Great Chemistry and Acting

The second week of KBS Wed-Thurs rom-com Dali and the Cocky Prince (Dal Ri and Gamjatang) has the drama building on an unexpectedly solid premiere character and relationship setting to take it one step further. Leads Kim Min Jae and … Continue reading

Episode 2 of Dali and the Cocky Prince Maintains the Comedy and Warm Sweet Budding Romance as the Action Moves Back to Korea

I know the Big Three networks still “try” and produce rom-coms but it’s been a steady stream of lackluster attempts that never capture the early aughts charm of the Hallyu rom-com of that era. I can’t say the just premiered … Continue reading

KBS Wed-Thurs Rom-com Dali and the Cocky Prince Delivers Surprisingly Sincere and Funny Premiere Episode with Ratings of 4.4%

This Wed-Thurs saw the return of the KBS time slot after the network took a summer hiatus post Sell Your Haunted House. This fall the time slot will be filled with the shenanigans of Dali and the Cocky Prince (Dalri … Continue reading

KBS Rom-com Dali and the Cocky Prince Continue to Deliver Colorful and Creative Posters and Teasers

I wonder if KBS tried to start off so badly that anything after is nothing up better? How else to explain the godawful first poster of Dali and the Cocky Prince (Dalri and Gamjatang) followed by seriously creative and excellent … Continue reading

KBS Drama Dali and the Cocky Prince Goes From Awkward First Poster to Artistic and Creative Character Posters Paying Homage to Famous Paintings

Okay, not THIS is what I call great drama posters, and what a whiplash spectrum slide from godawful first poster with the weird washed out palette to these excellent memorable gems. The character posters are out for KBS rom-com Dali … Continue reading

Kim Min Jae Steals the Drama in the First Teaser for KBS Rom-com Dali and the Cocky Prince Opposite Park Kyu Young

I found the first official poster for upcoming KBS romance drama Dali and the Cocky Prince (Dal Ri and Gamjatang) bizarrely terrible but thankfully the first teaser swung things back to the positive side albeit in a very one-sided way. … Continue reading

Park Kyu Young, Kim Min Jae, and Kwon Yul Lead Script Reading Stills for Upcoming Romance Drama Dal Ri and Gamjatang

The last time I watched a drama set around a family franchise of a famous Korean dish, I was craving Seolleongtang all the time as I was addicted like mad to Brilliant Legacy/Shining Inheritance. Now I’m going to love gamjatang … Continue reading